Please find the first issue of the Wales Biodiversity Partnerships Invasive Non-native Species Group newsletter attached. Here you’ll find latest news, hot topics, legislation and policy updates, partner projects and events relating to INNS in Wales.
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This is a two year survey organised by the RSPB and the Welsh Ornithological Society (WOS).
This species, now considered to be quite uncommon in some parts of Wales is one of the priority species identified by WOS as needing further survey work.
The Welsh Coordinator is Anne Brenchley (use email address shown to contact her) and some local coordinators are in place in North Wales, Pembrokeshire, Glamorgan, the Gower and Brecon.
The main part of the survey is to visit any of the 2x2km squares identified by the RSPB just prior to the main breeding season and play Willow Tit calls and record responses and sightings.
If you would like further details or want to take part then please contact Anne in the first instance.
All records of both Willow Tit and Marsh Tit are welcome and any photographs are an added bonus as these may help to distinguish between the two species if the recorder is uncertain.
LERC Wales Full Stack Developer (Aderyn)
Starting salary £30,756 pro rata
Fixed term contract (initially six months).
Flexible and part-time options available.
Based at SEWBReC, Talbot Green, Pontyclun, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Wales.
Wales is the first and only nation in the UK to have a full network of Local Environmental Records Centres (LERCs). Since 2007 the four Welsh LERCs have worked closely and collaboratively and in 2015 a not-for-profit consortium company, Local Environmental Records Centres Wales Limited (LERC Wales) was formed with a key aim of delivering seamless Wales-wide biodiversity data services to our local and national data suppliers and users.
LERC Wales now has a shared, standardised database of over 11 million wildlife records has been created which may be accessed by the public and our partners via Aderyn – the LERC Wales
Biodiversity Information Reporting Database. Aderyn has ensured that Wales is at the forefront in the UK in the field of local biodiversity information provision. For further information on Aderyn see aderyn.lercwales.org.uk.
We are now seeking an experienced, motivated and creative PHP developer to assist in driving forward the further development of Aderyn, as well as to improve its performance and resilience. The successful candidate will be a key part of our small development team (the lead Aderyn developer is based at BIS in Brecon) and will need to be well organised, a good decision maker and an excellent communicator who produces well-commented code. You will need to be able to take ideas from conception though to deployment, as well as refactoring and improving existing code.
Apply via our listing on CV Library or request further details via recruitmentsewbrec.org.uk
Application deadline is 6th February 2019 at 12 noon
South East Wales Biodiversity Records Centre (SEWBReC) will be the hosting and employing organisation for this post.
Lots of wildlife talks and activities at Plas y Brenin.
More detail will follow on on the PYB website.
Charles Aron recently received a set of specialist moth reference books, paid for by Cofnod's Biological Recorders' Grant. We hope these books will help Charles identify micromoths in his Vice-county Recorder role. It's great that LERCs can help recorders develop their identification skills and knowledge.
Click here to download an editable grant application form.
An introductory course on amphibian ID and survey. See attachment for further details.
An introductory course on reptile ID and survey. See attachment for further details.
Halkyn Mountain Nature Conservation Group Bioblitz (joint Free event with NWWT; but donations welcome) 10am to 4pm. Sunday 30th June 2019.
Meet at Halkyn Parish Hall; drop in any time during the day for specialist-led guided walks and info about the birds, rocks, wildflowers, butterflies, reptiles and lots more in this special habitat.
Children welcome and kids activities will be run in the Hall. Wear suitable strong shoes/boots and trousers and bring waterproofs. No dogs. Contact Jan Miller for further details.
Moss and liverwort meetings throughout North Wales. All events start at 10am.
Cofnod, Intec, Ffordd y Parc, Parc Menai,
Bangor, Gwynedd. LL57 4FG